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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Pseudomuscari Garbari et Greuter
Grape hyacinth, pseudomuscari
Hyacinthaceae, formerly in Liliaceae

This genus was split from the genus Muscari and the species are retained in Muscari by many botanists

P. coeruleum (Losinsk.) Garbari (Muscari coeruleum Losinsk.)

Caucasus (western part). Occurs in alpine meadows.

Scapes 15-20 cm. Bulb elongate-ovate, up to 2 cm diam., pale brown. Leaves flat, linear, 2-3, 10-15 cm long, up to 1 cm broad. Flowers urceolate, blue with white marginal teeth, slightly narrowed at limb, in many-flowered cylindrical racemes. V - early spring to late summer, in St. Petersburg April-August. Fl - May. Fr - July. P - by seed, sown immediately when ripe or by division of the bulb clusters. Does well in semishaded places and also in sunny sites. Well suited to the rock garden. Z 4. New.

P. pallens (Bieb.) Garbari (Muscari pallens (Bieb.) Fisch.)

Caucasus. Subalpine and alpine meadows, on grassy and rocky slopes.

Scapes 8-12 cm. Bulb ovate, 1.5 cm diam., pink-brown. Leaves linear, sulcate, 3-5, 15-18 cm x 2 cm. Flowers 0.4-0.6 cm long, perianth urceolate, light azure with white teeth. Inflorescence a compact raceme. V - early spring to mid summer, in St. Petersburg April-July. Fl - May. Fr - June. P - by fresh seed or by division of bulb clusters. Well suited to the rock garden and for spring decoration. Z 4. New.

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